Department of Sociology

Sociologists study relations between humans in small and large social communities, between individuals, groups and organisations at the local, national and global level.


Imagining and experiencing the 'refugee crisis' (IMEX)

The IMEX-project investigates both the experiences of the recent Syrian diaspora in Europe and of the majority population in Norway.

Call for papers

European Sociological Association RN 33 Mid-term Conference in Bergen June 14-15 2018

‘Gender relations and welfare policies in transition: Markets, States, and Families’


Age norms and early school leaving

Kristoffer Chelsom Vogt recently published an article in European Societies. This article examines the issue of early school leaving from upper secondary education in light of life course theory on age norms.


American sociologist is awarded honorary doctorate at UiB

The distuingished American sociologist Arthur L. Stinchcombe has been appointed a honorary doctor at the University of Bergen.

New article

Class and food

Johs. Hjellbrekke and Vegard Jarness, in cooperation with Magne Flemmen from University of Oslo, have recently published an article in Sociology. The title is "Class, Culture and Culinary Tastes: Cultural Distinctions and Social Class Divisions in Contemporary Norway."

Open positions

There are no open positions for this unit at the moment.